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We’ve suspected that Kelly Rowland was engaged — especially considering the fact that she’s been walking around with a massive sparkly rock on her finger — but only this week did she publicly talk about the good news when she sat down on The Queen Latifah Show to talk about her proposal.

“It’s been awhile,” Kelly told Queen Latifah when she asked her if her fiancé, Tim Witherspoon, put a ring on it. “We’ve kept it very, very low — for years, to be completely honest.”

It’s totally possible Kelly attended the Beyoncé School of Secret Keeping back in their Destiny’s Child days. Between the two of them, they managed to hide an engagement  and drop an album completely out of the blue with no leaks whatsoever recently. We’re impressed!

And since Kelly and Tim weren’t together when Tim thought the moment was right, their proposal is a love story for the digital age — he proposed on Skype!

“He asked me first on Skype, and I was like, ‘We’re so far away from each other!’” Kelly recalled. “I was in Bulgaria, or somewhere.”

“But it was so late, I remember we were both just kinda like, honestly, just staring at each other. And he asked me, and it was just that simple to say yes,” the X Factor judge said. “I was like, 'I got my best friend to ride through life with.' He really is my best friend.”

Still need more deets? The full interview airs Wednesday.

Source: E! Online